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Why ShipStation Acquisition Bodes Well for Stamps.com  Jun 27, 2014 1:27 PM By Mike O'Brien

Investment advisory service The Motley Fool sees the recent acquisition of ShipStation by Stamps.com as a huge positive for the company.

Endicia Introduces First Pay-On-Use Capability for USPS Return Labels  Jun 13, 2014 6:09 PM By Mike O'Brien

Endicia’s first-of-its-kind “pay-on-use” returns system allows online retailers to send non-prepaid USPS return labels, so postage is only deducted if the returned item hits the mail stream.

Alibaba Plans to Buy Stake in Singapore Post  May 29, 2014 3:30 PM By Mike O'Brien

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba plans to pay $250 million for a 10% stake in the Singapore Post, Singapore’s national postal system.

Advanced Parcel Negotiations Tips, Tricks and Tactics  Mar 28, 2014 11:42 AM By Daniela Forte

Are you looking to maximize contract negotiations with companies like FedEx, UPS, USPS and other parcel carriers?

Who is Winning the Shipping War? It All Depends on What You Need.  Mar 12, 2014 3:22 PM By Erin Lynch

Who reigns supreme in reliability, delivery times, and cost in the world of American shipping? Well, according to a recent report, it all depends on your exact shipping needs.

What America Wants and Needs from the USPS  Feb 25, 2014 11:02 AM By Erin Lynch

In order to gain a better perspective into the types of compromises and service changes the American public is willing to accept from the United States Postal Service, the Office of the Inspector General commissioned a small focus group to see where the public stood on funding, delivery locations, delivery days, and the overall future of the postal service.

U.S. Needs to Pay Attention to Canada’s Delivery Decisions  Feb 24, 2014 11:59 AM By Erin Lynch

With the U.S. population now jumping to their computers or mobile devices to shop or communicate with a friend or loved one, the USPS needs to look at ways to cut costs in order for it to survive and community mailboxes and cutting delivery days appears to be one of the best answers out there.

USPS to End Metro Post Same-day Delivery Program  Feb 12, 2014 11:31 AM By Erin Lynch

The Office of the Inspector General has announced that the United States Postal Service will end its same-day delivery pilot program, Metro Post, throughout the San Francisco area due to insufficient participation.

USPS Ends Q1 with $354 Million Loss, Shipping Revenue Up 14%  Feb 10, 2014 1:41 PM By Erin Lynch

While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.

PRC Decision Threatens Financial Viability of Mailers  Jan 26, 2014 12:09 PM By MCM Staff

The DMA joins the ANM, ACMA and MPA in filing an appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, seeking relief from the recent Postal Regulatory Commission decision to allow an exigent postal increase set to take effect on Jan. 26.






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